Beam Suntory Wins World’s Best Blended Whisky for the sixth time at the annual World Whiskies Awards 2019

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Beam Suntory Wins World’s Best Blended Whisky for the sixth time at the annual World Whiskies Awards 2019


-World’s Best Blended Whisky – Hibiki 21 Years Old


-Hall of Fame 2019 – Mike Miyamoto, Suntory Global Brand Ambassador


March 2019 - Last night, Beam Suntory won two top awards at the annual World Whiskies Awards in London, picking up the World’s Best Blended Whisky for the sixth time and was placed in the iconic ‘Hall of Fame 2019’.


Presented by and The Whisky Magazine, the World Whiskies Awards is a prestigious, global competition which recognises outstanding quality and excellence in whisky. This is the sixth time that Beam Suntory has received the ‘World’s Best Blended Whisky’ award. The first time was in 2010 and it was the first Japanese company to do so. Speaking of the win, Chairman of the World Whiskies Awards and Editor of The Whisky Magazine, Rob Allanson, said:


"Hibiki 21 Years Old is consistently and excellently well blended whisky and very well put together. The scores from the judging panel mirror that and to win blind in such a prestigious category is pretty impressive."


At the event, Suntory’s Global Brand Ambassador, Mike Miyamoto, was placed in The Whisky Magazine “Hall of Fame”, an award which celebrates those who have made a lasting contribution to the whisky industry. Speaking of being awarded with this prestigious title, Mike Miyamoto said: “I am incredibly humbled to receive this award and really didn’t expect it. I have worked in this industry for a long time because I just love whisky. Our industry is full of passionate people who know and love their whisky and our business depends on these people. These are the people who have really given me this award.” 

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Notes to Editors:

About Suntory Whisky Hibiki 21 Years Old
This whisky is a blend of rare and meticulously selected mature malt and grain whiskies aged over 21 years. With aromas of sweet dried fruit and a spicy flavor, it is characterized by a solemn, refined richness and profound, lingering echoes.


Award Names and Recipients

World’s Best Blended Whisky: 
Suntory Whisky Hibiki 21 Years Old 
Hall of Fame 2019:
Mike Miyamoto – Suntory Global Brand Ambassador


About Beam Suntory

The House of Suntory Whisky is the founding house of Japanese whisky. A legacy of three master blenders and three generations of innovators, Suntory was created by the Founding Father of Japanese whisky, Shinjiro Torii. Suntory was established in 1899 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Since 1923, as the pioneer of Japanese whisky, Suntory Whisky has been renowned for its House of Master Blenders and for their Art of Blending. Suntory Whiskies are subtle, refined and complex. The portfolio feature two single malt whiskies, one blend and one grain whisky including Yamazaki—Japan’s #1 Single Malt, multi-layered and profound, Hakushu—verdant, fresh, and delicately smoky, Hibiki— the noble blend, Japan’s most highly awarded blended whisky and the mild, smooth, single grain, Chita— the serenity of Japanese whisky.

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